Meant to be the culmination of DC's film universe so far,
"Justice League" has had a bumpy journey to the screen. A personal tragedy
forced director Zack Snyder to step away from the film in its final stages,
leading to Joss Whedon being brought in to usher the
film across the finish line.
Todd Haynes isn't a director typically associated with the
family film genre, but he does well with "Wonderstruck," bringing the same eye
for impeccable period detail that made films like "Carol" and "Far From Heaven"
such sumptuous pleasures. "Wonderstruck"
contains two separate storylines told through two distinct styles.
Movie audiences have recently gotten a number of great
coming-of-age stories, and now "Lady Bird" takes a place at the top of that
heap, delivering an unfailingly honest, hilarious, and warm-hearted depiction
of growing up in California in the early aughts. Making her solo directing debut, actor Greta Gerwig
tells the story of Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a Catholic high school
senior in Sacramento, circa-2002.
Director Kenneth Branagh attempts
to reinvigorate the splashy, old-fashioned whodunit with "Murder on the Orient
Express," the latest adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel (Sidney
Lumet's 1974 version, starring Albert Finney, being the most famous). Branagh has crafted a lush, solidly made film, though it
doesn't otherwise do much to distinguish itself.
Director Yorgos Lanthimos
specializes in dark and demented tales that delight in dismantling the rules
and norms serving as the basis for civilized society. His previous work and one
of last year's best films, "The
Lobster," upended and satirized the idea of romantic relationships.
Adam previews "Stories of Indian Cinema" and the related exhibits at Eastman Museum, and some upcoming one-off screenings and events at The Little, VSW, and Downtown Presbyterian.
It has taken three movies to get here, but Marvel has fully
embraced the transformation of Thor into a genuine comedy star. There's always been
a sly sense of humor to the studio's stories centered around the Norse thunder
god, even in Kenneth Branagh's more operatic first
The documentarian talks about her film "It's Criminal" and a change in conversation about women in the film industry
The High Falls Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, celebrating its 16th year of spotlighting women in film.
Now in its 20th year of celebrating Polish culture in its
many forms, the Rochester Polish Film Festival kicks off on
Tuesday, November 7, and continues through Sunday, November 12. Things
get started with its opening night film, "Afterimage," showing at the Dryden
Theatre, and the party keeps going at The Little Theatre for the remainder of